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Changing Norms of Global Governance

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has included Klaus Dingwerth in its prestigious Emmy Noether Programme. Together with the nomination, the DFG awarded Dingwerth a research grant of up to EUR 1.5 million to set up a research group on changing norms of global governance at the University of Bremen. Over the coming five years, the project team will analyse (a) to what extent legitimacy standards have changed across different international policy areas between 1970 and 2009; (b) how the particular pattern of norm change can be explained; and (c) to what extent this norm change is desirable from a normative perspective. Research will cover different substantive areas, including security, international trade, development, human rights, the environment, and technology and risk regulation.

The project team will collaborate closely with other research programmes in the same thematic area, including Transdemos, the Helsinki Centre of Excellence in Global Governance, the Earth System Governance Project, and the research unit on 'Global Democratic Governance' at the Universität St Gallen.


Klaus Dingwerth